Mass Effect - Bioware on DRM: No Periodoc Re-authentification!
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May 10th, 2008, 21:43
As people above (esp Ionstormsucks) point out this is not really an adequate solution (done "for our boys uniform?" what a load of bollocks!) . I should be entitled to install a game (that I purchased) on any of the machines I own or work with - more than 3 sadly. That choice has been removed. I also replay old games, just finished Baldur's Gate - still works like a charm. Will I be able to do the same with Mass Effect N years down the line? Any game that relies on authentication servers is a problem waiting to happen. And if you upgrade/swap hardware frequently, a hardware-based key is a lousy idea - as a multitude of people have pointed out. Not that SecureRom, EA or anyone else gives a damn. Has anyone challenged the legaility of this type of "copy-protection" and how it infringes on our rights as consumers?
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